MEET OUR STAFF

Shane Lathrop

Store Owner/Manager

Shane started at Total Floor Covering in 1992 as an installer assistant. He worked with many installers and began to learn and understand the art of installing tile, craftsmanship of wood, and the tricks of the trade for carpet. Shane moved to the warehouse at Total Floor Covering for a while and then into sales and managing. By working in every aspect of the store, Shane not only understands and appreciates the technical aspects of flooring and its installation, but all the employees at Total Floor Covering as well. Shane is very proud to own and manage Total Floor Covering. His desire for 100% customer satisfaction is a goal that he takes very personally and seriously. Shane is passionate about the environment and encourages green flooring. He is consistently exploring new, affordable, and innovative ways to make Total Floor Covering more eco-friendly. Shane is also very involved in our community and giving back. He is a proud Rotarian, serves on the Rebuild Together Board of Directors, and volunteers for several other local non-profit organizations. Shane thanks the team at Total Floor Covering for all of their hard work and dedication, and also our customers for supporting a locally-owned family business.

Carol Ladewig

Accounting Manager

Carol has been involved with Total Floor Covering since the beginning in 1968. The company started on Wisconsin Ave in Appleton, Wisconsin, then worked out of her and her husband Bruce’s home for 14 years. In 1991, she built the current location on Westhill Boulevard. You may not see Carol when you come in the store because her expertise is behind the scenes with all of the paperwork that comes with running a business.

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Connee Delain

Office Manager

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Connee came to us with over 25 years’ experience in the building field. As an Appleton native, Connee and her husband have raised two adult children and now share their home with their dog, Riley! Connee also assists her contractor husband with his business. Her current position keeps her mainly working behind the scenes. She loves to step out and help where ever she is needed!

Ralph DeDecker

Commercial Sales

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Being Total Floor Covering’s only Commercial Sales Representative, Ralph stays very busy. One commercial project could take several weeks to complete, and sometimes months. Ralph spends his time reading blue prints, meeting with clients and contractors, and spending time on-site to assure everything goes as scheduled. You may have visited some of Ralph’s designs here in the Fox Valley. He has assisted with Spat’s Restaurant, DejaVu, The Children’s Museum, and The Menasha Cinema. No matter how big or small the project may be, Ralph will take the time to give you the look and décor you are trying to achieve for your space.

 

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Amy Bobula

Interior Designer

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Because Amy has always had an interest in architecture and design, she attended Fox Valley Technical College and received an Associates Degree in Interior Design. Her internships gave her the privilege to work in commercial space planning, and residential floor covering. Amy has been helping people in the floor covering industry for over twelve years. Her career gives her the wonderful opportunity to meet new people and learn new styles, trends, and products that the ever-changing industry provides. She enjoys helping others design their homes to be warm, inviting, and custom for their lifestyle. When she meets with customers, she likes to learn about their lifestyles to find the needs and wants in their home. Amy will provide some education on the features and benefits of products to help customers make the best decision for their lifestyle and expectations. If you are having difficulty coordinating all the design aspects, Amy would be happy to assist you in the decisions of color and design for all areas of your home including furniture, countertops, wall colors, window treatments, and wood tones. She takes pride in giving all customers her attention, honesty, and professionalism.

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Christine Kluge

Interior Designer

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I have loved houses all of my life! I am a designer who has mastered listening to the needs of others. In my passion for Interior Design I will help you make your house a home. With my experience of a busy household raising 4 children, I can relate to many consumer needs. I have been lucky enough to work in this field for over 18 years and would love to get started with you on your next project.

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Rachel Johnson

Interior Designer

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Rachel is a designer at Total Floor Covering, who began her career in the furniture business and then decided to explore the flooring business. Rachel is helping expand the store’s tradition of offering customers youthful thinking and design solutions. Her inspiration comes from nature, magazines, art, and the world around her! She was drawn to interior design after her uncle introduced her to Frank Lloyd Wright’s story. Her personal design style is a combination of contemporary, eclectic, transitional, and feminine elements. She also loves to include “pops” of color and unexpected pieces. There’s nothing she finds more satisfying than helping Total Floor Covering customers create a warm, comfortable, and functional room in their homes. She believes each new project begins another awesome experience. Her customers know her as creative, kind, and extremely organized! Rachel graduated with a degree in interior design from Fox Valley Technical College. She was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, and enjoys music, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

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Renae Gonzalez

Interior Designer

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Renae had her start in the design field as the owner of a painting business for 12 years. Helping customers with the selection of colors, textures, and fabrics was the jumpstart to her attending Fox Valley Technical College and obtaining her degree in Interior Design. Whether the project is remodel, new construction, or purely decorative, Renae can adapt to your diverse needs. Translating the customer’s ideas to a unique design that is comfortable, functional and captivating, while meeting their goals and budgets is a high priority for her. In her spare time Renae enjoys art, travel, history, and cooking. She volunteers for several non-profit organizations. Her favorite pastime involves family and grandchildren!

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